Another weather record was set here yesterday—one-hundred and eight degrees with a heat index of one-hundred and ten. What’s a girl with a fever to do? Rather than complain about being hot and the pavement buckling, I’ll rave about this year’s Shark Week on the Discovery Channel. Episodes run every night from 8 to 11 p.m. through August 4th.
Watching the massive amounts of water and crashing waves of the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans helps cool me off. The reenactment of the attacks sparks an adrenalin rush that releases endorphins because I feel better after each episode when I give thanks for living in the Midwest.
Comedian Andy Sandberg of SNL fame provides moments of quirky humor that break up the drama and trauma. Scientists explain why sharks aren’t trying to eat humans—those bites are usually just a little taste test, case of mistaken identity or result of human stupidity. Peter Benchley’s wife comments on her husband's dismay over the unforseen mass fear and misconceptions his novel Jaws initiated over sharks. In the years since Jaws, he's devoted large amounts of time and money for public education about sharks.
It's vacation season. Don't forget to pay attention to those beach warnings and watch where you swim.
Causes Jules Jacob Supports
Missouri Court Appointed Special Advocates Association, American Horticultural Therapy Association, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, National Jewish...